I made a few minor changes in the parlor, aka mama cave, since Christmas. I have pretty much left the room alone since taking away the Christmas "pretty."
I added some fragrance to to the room by putting some filler in a blue and white bowl. It smells so clean and fresh when entering the front door. The bowl has a finish that is not to be used for serving food, so I thought that a bag of filler would be just fine.
I took away the red amaryllis and put some preserved boxwoods into my blue and white planter.
Blue and white can be used with so many colors. I love being able to move my blue and white pottery and china around the house for vignettes here and there. I have seen it used in a lime green room, a blue room, and of course my yellow gold rooms...and it looked/looks wonderful. There may be some colors out there that just do not work with any of the blue and white pieces of china...but they would be few.
I added a few items to the top of the armoire. I have vignettes on top of every tall piece of furniture in the house...except for this one. I am not sure how it escaped...but I put a few things up there this week. It usually takes me a few tries to get something just the way I want it...so this may change. I added a black split oak basket. While the basket is a tad rustic, I am hoping that the black will be the unifying factor. The wool rug has a black ground too. I added a couple of extra ivy plants plus a couple of décor pieces. We will see how it goes...but for now Iike it. The recessed light acts as a spotlight, but I do not use the overhead lights very much.
Repeating colors is a way to have cohesiveness throughout your house. Your guest bathroom should have some of the colors that are in the rest of the house. It could be a flower arrangement, a window treatment, or small rugs and towels. If you kitchen and family room are open to each other...your colors should flow, match, complement. You do not want an abrupt change from one room to the next.
- The parlor has black, gold, yellow, blue/indigo/white, and touches of green.
- The great room has black, gold, caramel, and touches of green.
- The kitchen has black, gold, yellow, white and touches of green.
- The dining room, across the gallery from the parlor, has yellow, gold, touches of green, blue/white, and an indigo wool rug.
- The master has shaded of green,touches of berry, brown, and black.
- The hall/guest bath has gold, black, and grey.
Have you moved and rearranged furniture or accessories?
Sometimes simple little changes can help a space (and a person) feel better...without spending a cent. I am still on the mission to decorate, design, and re-imagine my house with things I already own. Please check back! :-)
Thanks so much for visiting!
Until the next time,
Sheila ©MyKentuckyLiving 2014-2015
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